Quinebaug Valley Community College
Online at: www.qvcc.commnet.edu
Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011. Founded in 1971, QVCC is a public two-year college supported by the State of Connecticut and governed by the Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges. One of 12 institutions in the community college system, QVCC’s service region is Windham County in the northeastern corner of the state.
The College has a main campus located on Maple Street in Danielson and a center on Main Street in Willimantic.
QVCC is a small but growing college of more than 2,200 credit students. The college offers 25 associate degree programs and 30 certificate programs.
With a QVCC education, students have the ability to transfer to colleges and universities across the country. The Guaranteed Admission Program and the University of Connecticut or the Transfer Compact with any of the other Connecticut State Universities allows for seamless transfer.
The QVCC Center for Community & Professional Learning (CPL) provides career and skills training opportunities for community members. CPL also has a robust Learning in Retirement group which offers educational courses for members of the community who are over the age of 50.
A company seeking professional development for its employees can work with CPL for customized training solutions, front-line supervisor training and short-term computer skills courses.
The College also functions as a community center allowing residents access to its library and Spirol Art Gallery in Danielson, as well as the ability for community groups and organizations to host their events at the College.
In 2008, QVCC partnership with EASTCONN opened the Quinebaug Valley Middle College High School (QVMCHS).
QVMCHS offers an alternative, innovative educational option for students in grades 10-12 who felt disconnected from their high school program and were in danger of dropping out, particularly those who were capable and independent learners.
As of fall 2010, QVMCHS enrolled 105 students from partner towns Brooklyn, Columbia, Eastford, Griswold, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Mansfield, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson, Willington, Windham and Woodstock.
Plans are underway now for an addition to the Danielson campus, which will host the QVMCHS students including new science facilities, classroom space, a half-gym, faculty and staff offices and renovation and expansion to the existing cafeteria and library.
Dr. Ross Tomlin behan his tenure as the college’s third president in March 2010 following the retirement of President Dianne E. Williams